Jefferson Public Library presents Civil War Quilts and the Stories They Tell presented by Pamela Weeks.
If you think you have a mid-nineteenth century or civil war replica quilt, please bring to share!
Quilts made for use by soldiers during the Civil War are very rare—only seventeen are known (so far) to exist, and Pam has studied most of them in person. She will outline the origins of the U. S. Sanitary Commission at the beginning of the War; the roles women played on the home front, and the battlefield; and feature the stories of fourteen actual Civil War soldiers’ quilts. Will include a slide presentation and discussion.
Pamela Weeks is the Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum, she has the job of her dreams. Working with many different quilters, collectors, institutions, and co-conspirators to plan exhibits for the museum, and research the quilts in the museum's collection.
JPL Is happy to present this program free of charge but donatiions to assist with the speaker fees would be greatly appreciated! Light refreshments will be served.